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Kolena Thomas
Owner & Lead Wedding Planner

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My background

With over a decade of experience in wedding and event planning, I have personally executed a wide range of events in varying design aesthetics, logistical complexity, and price points. 

 

I believe that experience is everything.

I have spent the last ten years working throughout the events industry from catering, events management, private club management, conference management, fundraising events, to disaster and emergency planning. My passion is helping couples understand the Washington, DC/Virginia/Maryland events market and creating a budget and overall wedding experience that works for them.

 

I am a graduate of James Madison University (JMU) with a Bachelor of Business Administration. While at JMU, I worked for the on-campus events department. It was this job that inspired my decision to pursue events management full time after graduation. 

On your wedding day

On-site at events, I can best be described as calm, in charge, and working with grace under pressure. I will seamlessly orchestrate all of the moments that will become your most cherished memories while simultaneously fading into the background. 

It's all in the name

Fun Fact: Blue Sapphire Events was named after my custom engagement ring!

Blue Sapphire Events in Falls Church, VA.

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